Sami Zayn Thought He & Roman Reigns Could Headline WrestleMania

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Although he still ended up with a huge WrestleMania moment, it would seem Sami Zayn thought at one point he’d be facing ‘The Tribal Chief’ in Hollywood.

In the main event of night one of WrestleMania 39, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens dethroned The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, in the first tag team main event since inaugural ‘Showcase Of The Immortals’.

This victory came just weeks after Elimination Chamber, when Zayn had unsuccessfully gone up against Roman Reigns for the top singles gold, in a match which many thought could have ended up throwing a curveball in to the WrestleMania main event.

In a discussion with Mark Andrews, Sami Zayn has discussed how there was a point in time he thought he could be facing Reigns at WrestleMania.

There was a time period going from Survivor Series building into the Rumble and especially right before and right after the Rumble. I 100% thought it could go to me and Roman at Mania and it would be the best story, but that just wasn’t in the cards. We talk about plans, and it’s very hard to have a plan and stick with it, there are all these other variables.

A variable pops up, which is Cody’s return. It was a good thing. There was no rejection, he was widely accepted, and they wanted him and they wanted him in the role he came back in. They were happy to see him win the Rumble, they wanted him to dethrone Roman Reigns.

Continuing on, Sami Zayn opened up on how everyone involved in the storyline with The Bloodline was able to help elevate each other.

The stories even rubbed up on each other, where Cody rubbed up on us, we rubbed up on him, and the whole thing was helping each other. Everybody was lifting everybody. That’s when wrestling is done right. Everyone is elevating one another. Obviously, Roman Reigns is the biggest star, but when you put me in there, because it adds a new layer, even if it’s not something you could say out loud, ‘Sami Zayn could elevate the Bloodline’ because they are a top act. I gave it a new dimension. I helped them, but they helped me immensely at that point.

Me interacting with the Bloodline and Roman brought my stock up so much. It was a case of the tide rising for everybody. When Cody came back, it was the same thing. He’s a huge a star, I was rubbing up with him. The tide was going up for everybody. That’s what made that eight – nine month period exciting. It was fun to watch the whole tide rise for everybody involved.

With Cody Rhodes also unable to pick up the win against Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn also discussed how he feels WWE will pay off that storyline when the time is right.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.